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Exciting new explorer ship with underwater observation lounge joining Ponant fleet

Ponant is coming out with a brand new explorer class ship this month, the Le Laperouse.  

Ponant is a small ship luxury cruise line with a French touch.  They offer cultural and relaxation cruises all over the world, including expedition sailings to some of the most remote locations including the Arctic & Antarctic.

The Le Laperouse is the first of 6 Explorer Class expedition ships that Ponant will be introducing to it’s fleet.  Named after French explorer Jean-Francois de La Perouse, Ponant is the only cruise line that flies the French flag.  

The ship is able to sail to the Polar Regions as well as all over the world.  The le laperouse gets you to places that larger ships cannot.

Expedition sailings don’t just mean the polar regions.  You’ll be able to take an expedition type cruise through tropical regions as well.  And you’ll see it in a totally different way.

Sailing on the Le Laperouse is like sailing on your own “private yacht” with only 92 staterooms.  All with private balconies. Rooms range from 205 sq ft for the Deluxe Staterooms to 485 sq ft. for the Owners Suite.

There are 2 restaurants on board featuring French-inspired cuisine.  Ponant has partnered with world-renowned superchef Alain Ducasse to add liveliness to its culinary offerings.

Prepare for spectacular service as there are 110 crew members on each sailing.

The interior of the ship is elegant in design with many areas that open to the outdoors.

Certified “clean ship” with zero impact wastewater treatment, and low emission engines.

A unique feature of the ship is a multi-sensorial underwater lounge called the Blue Eye.  Located beneath the water line, here you’ll be able to lounge while seeing and hearing the passing marine life.  This is a world’s first and it looks totally amazing!

There’s an infinity pool at the back of the ship with a multi use Modulable marina which can be used for sunbathing, a water sports platform, or other uses.

This is 5 star luxury expedition sailing to all corners of the world.

If you have any questions about the le laperouse or the cruise line Ponant, please feel free to call us or send us a message here.

U by Uniworld river cruise PLUS the ultimate German experience of OKTOBERFEST

U by Unworld is a new cruise line started in 2018 that’s aimed at the river cruiser who wants a little more ENERGY in their vacation.  The stereotype that river cruising is just for the mature traveler is no more.

U by Uniworld is a spin off from the ULTRA LUXURY Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.  Uniworld is a 5 star all-inclusive river cruise line that’s ranked as one of the best river cruise lines.  This tells you that U by Uniworld is not just another new kid on the block. They have the experience and know how to put an adventure together!

Oktoberfest is the celebration of the Bavarian culture and each year over six million people travel to Munich to celebrate with beer, music, and DELICOUS German food!

U by Uniworld has 2 itineraries in October that coincide with Oktoberfest:

  • Germany’s Finest is an 8 day river cruise from Frankfurt to Regensburg starting on September 22.
  • The Danube Flow is an 8 day river cruise from Regensburg to Budapest starting on September 29.

Each of these 2 departures will include the option to join in on the Oktoberfest festivities.  The VIP Package includes a host/hostess that will take you to your private table in one of the Oktoberfest Tents.  

What’s included:

  • Reserved seating at a table from 4:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Traditional Bavarian meal including starters, main course, and desert.
  • Unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks and water.
  • Transfer from and to the ship.

You’ll also have access to select beer tents (Schützenzelt, Weinzelt, Marstall Zelt or Ochsenbraterei) with high-quality service and live music from Bavarian bands.

This optional tour is priced at just $359 per guest.  This is a FANTASTIC value considering the all-inclusiveness of the tour.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 305-814-8184 or send us a question here.


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Reservations are open for the all new ultra luxury Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection

Every year there are new cruise lines and new ships entering the cruise industry.  Well, there’s a special one that’s debuting in February 2020… This new cruise line has a history of having some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts around the world.  Superior accommodations, extraordinary service and luxurious amenities are some of the things that make the Ritz Carlton among the most successful and very best in the world.

Ritz Carlton is introducing their brand new Yacht Collection which debuts in February 2020 from Fort Lauderdale.  The debut is not just any ordinary week in February, it’s the weekend of the BIG GAME. Super Bowl LIV (54) will be hosted in Miami and you can catch the big game while on your super luxurious Ritz Carlton cruise.  

Reservations have just recently opened for 2020 and voyages will kick off with a Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale on February 1, 2020 on a 5 night round trip cruise.  The Super Bowl in Miami is being played on February 2. You can get some tickets and head to the big game, watch it somewhere in town, or watch it in the comfort of your luxury yacht.  After the game, the yacht will take off towards the Caribbean.

The inaugural season will include:

  • Caribbean sailings from February 1 till March 21, 2020 (Four 7 night sailings)
  • Mediterranean Sailings starting on March 28, 2020 when it sails the Barbados to Lisbon Transatlantic on a 12 night cruise.  This is followed by 11 Mediterranean sailings ranging from 7 to 11 nights up till July 4, 2020.
  • Northern Europe starting on July 5, 2020 when it sails on a 9 night Bordeaux to London voyage.  This is followed by 8 sailings ranging from 7 to 14 night. On September 12 the 14 night cruise departs Reykjavik to Canada arriving on September 26.
  • Canada & New England – September 26 to Oct 27 for 4 sailings and the 4th one is Boston to Nassau
  • Back to the Caribbean on November 6, 2020 for 7 sailings till end of year.

The Ritz Carlton yacht Collection is all about comfort and luxury:

  • The yacht will accomodate just 298 guests and have the feel of a Ritz Carlton property, spacious and residential.
  • The signature Ritz personalized service that is among the very best in the world.
  • Five unique dining experiences including a restaurant from Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg
  • Spacious ocean view suites with luxury amenities and your own private terrace.  
  • Onboard spa oasis
  • Direct access to the ocean right from the marina style platform at the back of the yacht.
  • Five themed excursion categories for your choice of land tours including options that can be curated just for you.

Cruising with Ritz Carlton is the ultimate in luxury travel.  They have super high standard for service & amenities and there is no doubt that this will translate to their new cruise line.

Reservations are now open and if you have any questions, please feel free to call us or send any questions here.


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